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Lasem-Damavand ski tour (8days)

Damavand ski tour with acclimatization on Lasem 4000m peaks , this is  A trip on Mount. Damavand  which is the highest point in Iran. Mount Damavand is about 5,671-meter height also Damavand is a volcano overlooking the mighty Alborz mountain range.

An almost perfect cone that covered with snow generally from December to May, it is also an potentially active volcano (fumaroles, sulfur).Mount Damavand is Highly popular in the summer , especially in Augest by Iranian mountaineers.

Since ski mountaineering is not well developed in Iran Iranian mountaineer rarely visit this summit in winter and  also in spring.

Damavand ski tour :first of all , ascending  the roof of Iran and highest volcano in Asia, mount Damavand is about 5,671 meters height.
another attraction of this trip is acclimatization on 4000 meters peaks around Mount Damavand where you can Simultaneously enjoy of skiing and nice view of Damavand.

lasem damavand ski tour , A trip on Mount. Damavand which is the highest point in Iran, Damavand hight is about 5,671-meter  in addition , mount Damavnad is a potentially active volcano  that overlooking the mighty Alborz mountain range.

An almost perfect cone, covered with snow from December to May, an active volcano ( fumaroles, sulfur).

This peak is highly popular in the summer by Iranian mountaineers but since mountain skiing is not well developed in Iran , Iranian mountaineers rarely visit this summit in the spring . generally the best option is to do acclimatization in Doberar mountain range( above 4000 meters peaks) which are  located in Lasem valley.

Lasem – Damavand ski tour summarized program


Day1 : Tehran – Lasem (2500m)
Day2 ,3 ,4 : ski touring in the Doberar mountain range
Day5 : Lasem- Damavand camp1 – Bargah Sevom hut(4260m)
Day6 : Acclimatization up to 4800m
Day7 : Damavand summit (5671m) – Bargah Sevom
Day8 : Descend to camp1- transfer to Tehran

Lasem – Damavand ski tour detailed itinerary

Day1 : Tehran – Lasem (2500m)

Arrive in Tehran early in the morning. Reception by our guide at the airport and drive directly to Lasem, a small village at the foot of Doberar mountain range. The rest of the day is available for relaxation and preparation for the upcoming ski tours in the coming days. Overnight stay with a host family (local house) in cozy shared rooms and the opportunity to take a shower.

Transfer: 3 hours (90km)

Accommodation: El. 2500m : Local house

Day2 ,3 ,4 : ski touring in the Doberar mountain range

From Lasem you have three different ski tours to choose from over the next 3 days. You can start your walking up from Lasem village. The day tours usually lead relatively steeply uphill and follow the deeply incised valleys. 

You then reach the respective peaks via the mountain flanks (Mt. Changiz Chal 4,000 m, Mt. Eingemar 4,050 m, Mt. Doberar 4,080 m). From the peaks you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Damavand volcano opposite. 

After a long rest, the reward comes: the ski descent and a delicious “Chelo Kabãb” in our regular restaurant (Mountain Bar) on the main street in Polour. Overnight stay as on the previous days with a host family (local house).

Skiing up and down ↑↓ approx. :1500m , 8 hours

Accommodation: El.

Day5 : Lasem- Damavand camp1 – Bargah Sevom hut(4260m)

After breakfast you leave Lasem and drive via Polur to the  Mount Damavand camp1 (Saheb-al-Sahman Mosque) (3,000 m), the starting point of the ascent. Ascent to the new Bargah Sewom hut at 4,200 m .

You are now already at the top of all the surrounding mountains.

Transfer: 1.5 hour (40km)

Skiing up↑ approx. : 1260 m , 5 hours

Accommodation: El. 1260m : Hut

Day6 : Acclimatization up to 4800m

Explore the area around the mountain hut and use the time to get used to the altitude. For better adjustment, we recommend an ascent up to approx. 4,700-4,900 meters in altitude. Then downhill skiing in one of the many gullies to the mountain hut. Overnight mountain hut

Skiing up and down ↑↓ approx. : 540m , 4 hours

Accommodation: El. 1260m : Hut

Day7 : Damavand summit (5671m) – Bargah Sevom

You start to the summit while it is still dark. The higher you go, the thinner the air gets. With a bit of luck with the weather, you can see the glowing sea of ​​lights of Tehran on the left-hand side. After about 5-8 hours it’s done.

 You are standing on the crater rim of the 5,671m high extinct volcano. From here you have an unlimited view to the north to the Caspian Sea, to the west to Alamkouh (4,850 m), the second highest mountain in Iran and to the southwest with the metropolis of Tehran. You can pat yourself on the back with pride because you have climbed the highest mountain in the Orient. 

If you want and still have energy reserves, you can also circle the crater/caldera (approx. 40 min). Along with Kilimanjaro and Denali, Damavand is one of the highest free-standing mountains in the world. After an extensive summit rest and photo parade, starts the racy ski descent (approx. 1,500 HM) down to the mountain hut. If possible, continue down into the valley in the afternoon (to the Saheb-al-Sahman Mosque at approx. 3,020 m).

 From here you will be transferred to the host family in the small mountain village of Reyneh. Overnight stay in a mountain hut or with a host family in Reyneh (shared room)

Skiing up and down ↑↓ approx. : 1411m , 10 hours

Accommodation: El. 1260m : Hut

Day8 : Descend to camp1- transfer to Tehran

Today after having breakfast you ski down to camp1 and transfer to Tehran

Transfer: 3 hours (90km)

Skiing down ↓ approx. : 1260m , 2hours

Accommodation: Hotel



Lasem – Damavand ski tour services included

  • Full board (all meals are included)
  • All transfers & sightseeing trips in private vehicles
  • Damavand permit fee
  • Accommodations  in simple guest houses, tents or very simple mountain huts in Damavand
  • Luggage transport  to Damavand cmp2 by porter (10 kg per person up and down
  • English speaking mountain guide
  • Additional, local mountain guide on Damavand summit day for 4 people each


Lasem – Damavand ski tour required equipment

  • All skiing Equipment(no possibility for renting ski mountaineering equipment in Iran)
  • Warm hat
  • Light and heavy gloves
  • Light and heavy socks
  • Base and mid layer
  • Neck gaiter
  • Waterproof and breathable ski clothes (pant and jacket)
  • Helmet
  • Crampon(for boots and skies and ice axe
  • Ski rucksack
  • Transceiver , shovel and probe
  • Skis , skins , bindings
  • Ski boots
  • Goggles(protective eyewear)
  • Ski poles
  • Sleeping bag with comfort level of at least -10
  • Backpack(40-50 litre)
  • Trekking boots
  • Mattress
Price : 690$

Duration : 8 days

Valid from  : March to April

Age requirement  : +18

Physical rating : 5

Join in : Tehran

End in : Tehran

Max Altitude : 5671m


Rineh village : 1 night in Local house

Lasem Village : 4 nights in Tent

Damavand Camp2 : 2 nights in Tent

Meals :

7 Breakfasts

8 lunches

7 dinners

Transportation : 

Private car all the road trip

4WD car in the mountainous roads

If you want something else :

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